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English noun: aurora

1. aurora (time) the first light of day

SamplesWe got up before dawn.
They talked until morning.

Synonymsbreak of day, break of the day, cockcrow, dawn, dawning, daybreak, dayspring, first light, morning, sunrise, sunup

Broader (hypernym)hour, time of day

Antonymssundown, sunset

2. aurora (phenomenon) an atmospheric phenomenon consisting of bands of light caused by charged solar particles following the earth's magnetic lines of force

Broader (hypernym)atmospheric phenomenon

Narrower (hyponym)aurora australis, aurora borealis, northern lights, southern lights

Part holonymstreamer

3. Aurora (person) (Roman mythology) goddess of the dawn; counterpart of Greek Eos

Instance hypernymRoman deity

Domain categoryRoman mythology

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